Highlights / Francois Legault

Economy, Health

Quebec Solidaire asks for 30 day grace period on rent and mortgages

With the first of April looming, Quebec Solidaire, a political party in Quebec, has suggested giving people a 30 day grace period to pay their rent or mortgages this month, according to a press release from the party on Tuesday. »

Economy, Health, Society

Coming week ‘crucial’ in Canadian COVID-19 battle

Canada’s chief medical officer says the coming week will be “crucial” in the country’s fight against COVID-19 because public health officials will begin to see whether or not aggressive distancing measures taken to mitigate the spread of the virus are »

Health, Society

Quebec reports first death as other provinces continue to deal with COVID-19

The province of Quebec reported its first death related to COVID-19 within the province.  Quebec Premier, Francois Legault made the announcement Wednesday afternoon, that it was an elderly in the Lanaudiere region.  With the latest reported death, there are a »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Society

Canada issues tight restrictions on its borders

Canada is closing its borders to people who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or Americans as part of the battle against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Exceptions will be made for diplomats and people with family in Canada. »

Uncategorized

Quebec Premier Legault ‘happy’ with Trudeau’s measures to slow down coronavirus

The Quebec government has announced that they are pleased with the federal government’s new measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. Earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian border would be »

Immigration & Refugees, Politics, Society

Protesters against controversial Quebec Bill 21 rally in Montreal

An estimated several hundred people turned out Sunday in Montreal for an anti-racism rally aimed at a pair of laws enacted earlier this year by Quebec’s provincial government that protesters say fuel discrimination. Bill 21 bars some public sector workers, »

Indigenous, Politics

Premier François Legault apologizes for Quebec’s treatment of Indigenous people

Quebec Premier François Legault apologized to the province’s Indigenous and Inuit inhabitants Wednesday, saying successive provincial governments have failed to address the discrimination and prejudice experienced by them over the decades. “I offer Quebec’s First Nations and Inuit people the »

Politics, Society

Quebec announces major boost in funds for youth protection services

Quebec is injecting $47 million in child protection services to boost the number of social workers and reduce waiting times. The announcement that 400 new social workers will be hired comes a day after the government received action plans from »

Society

Pupil’s song inspires Quebec premier to rebuild flooded school

A municipality in Quebec’s Beauce region will be getting a new elementary school after a student’s song about its sorry state drew the attention of the province’s Premier Francois Legault. Legault said today the 84-year-old l’Accueil school in the town »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Quebec ombudsman rips CAQ’s handling of immigration file and files

There’s been another twist in the ongoing drama affecting potential immigrants to Quebec, many of whom the new Coalition Avenir Quebec government of Francois Legault would just as soon see apply to live somewhere else. The province’s ombudsman, Marie Rinfret »